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Through performance assessments, identification of high-risk suppliers, and collaborative initiatives, Bayer uses its influence over global suppliers to ensure accordance with the company’s ethical, environmental, and social standards.
Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) is the leading global brewer and a top-five consumer-goods (FMCG) company with operations in 25 countries and procurement departments in 22 countries.
Each year, Cathay Pacific Airways uses millions of plastic items for its in-flight services, ranging from meal trays to cutlery to amenity kits. While the company has made tremendous efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle, it still has to rely on single-use disposable plastic for some items due to concerns about hygiene, and regulatory and operational constraints. Could choosing a different type of plastic help Cathay Pacific to meet their environmental goals?
Sustainable procurement means more efficient and informed processes that drive value for the business and requires a deeper understanding of risks and opportunities inside the business—and out.
One year after the launch of BSR’s Center for Sustainable Procurement, here are four lessons from our pilot project with three companies.
To explore the opportunities to align total cost of ownership, which captures the costs associated with a product over its lifetime, and sustainable procurement, which integrates sustainability data into everyday purchasing decisions, BSR gathered perspectives from experts in the field.
We have made good progress producing certifications, labels, and data schemes that identify the sustainability information about various products. But how can procurement managers use that information effectively and efficiently?
Following the economic crisis, many companies looked to their supply chains to save costs. A responsible sourcing strategy can help businesses reduce expenses and improve sustainability performance.